Timothy Redmond conducts opera and concerts throughout Europe and the US. He is Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Music Director of the Cambridge Philharmonic and is a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.
He has appeared in the UK with orchestras including the BBC Symphony, Concert, Philharmonic and Scottish Symphony Orchestras, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Britten Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Hallé, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and the Ulster Orchestra. He also has a long-standing association with the Manchester Camerata. He has conducted widely throughout Europe and the US with orchestras including the St Louis Symphony, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Concerto Budapest, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
Timothy Redmond is well-known as a conductor of contemporary music and has a particular association with the music of Thomas Adès. Since working closely with the composer for the premiere of The Tempest at Covent Garden, he has conducted critically-acclaimed productions of Powder Her Face for English National Opera, Irish National Opera, the Royal Opera House and St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. He recently gave the Hungarian premiere of Totentanz, the Irish premiere of Living Toys and assisted the composer for the New York premiere of the Grammy-award winning production of The Tempest at the Metropolitan Opera.
In the opera house he has conducted productions for Opera North (Don Giovanni), English National Opera (world premiere of Will Todd’s Damned and Divine), English Touring Opera (Daughter of the Regiment, The Magic Flute, Carmen), Almeida Opera (world premiere of Raymond Yiu’s The Original Chinese Conjuror) and ROH Linbury (European premiere of Tobias Picker’s Thérèse Raquin). He gave the world premiere of Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket for Opera Theatre of St Louis and for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells he conducted the UK premieres of Šimon Vosček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists and Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus. He has conducted productions in Bregenz (Austrian premiere of Richard Ayres’ The Cricket Recovers), Tenerife (Glyndebourne productions of Carmen, Gianni Schicchi and Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight), Los Angeles (Barber’s A Hand of Bridge) and Wexford (The Silver Lake, The Golden Ticket). He created the opera-in-concert series in Cambridge, for which he has conducted La Bohème, Candide, Carmen, Eugene Onegin, Falstaff, Die Fledermaus, Peter Grimes, La Traviata, Die Zauberflöte and Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio and for Guildhall Opera he has conducted double bills of Henze’s Phaedra and Ein Landarzt and Martinů’sAriane and Alexandra Bis. He has also conducted opera for New York’s American Lyric Theater, at the Buxton and Aldeburgh Festivals and as a member of music staff at De Vlaamse Opera, Strasbourg, Garsington and Glyndebourne.
His recordings include Alison Balsom’s album Paris with Guy Barker (Warner Classics), Dreams with Ophélie Gaillard and the RPO (Harmonia Mundi), discs with Natasha Marsh and Mara Carlyle for EMI and CDs with the LSO, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Philharmonia.
He has made several hundred commercial orchestral arrangements for organisations including BBC Proms in the Park, EMI and the Royal Albert Hall and which have been performed by orchestras worldwide. He recently worked as an orchestrator on the movie Moomins and the Winter Wonderland and this year composed new musical settings of Lynley Dodd’s classic Hairy Maclary children’s stories for the London Symphony Orchestra.
Recent conducting highlights have included debuts with orchestras in Canada, Romania, Serbia and Turkey, a tour to China with the RPO, West Side Story for the Bath Festival and an LSO BMW Open Air Classics concert at which he conducted for 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square.
This season he conducts the world premiere of Roberto Rusconi’s Dionysos Rising in Trento and Vienna, Bernstein’s Wonderful Town in Cambridge, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Oxford and he returns to Irish National Opera for a new production of Madama Butterfly. He gives concerts with the Britten Sinfonia, CBSO, LSO and Macedonian Philharmonic, makes debuts with the Royal Scottish National Opera and the Winston-Salem Symphony and he returns for more concerts in the My Great Orchestral Adventure series at the Royal Albert Hall. 2019 also sees the release of a new recording with the BBC Philharmonic for Orchid Classics, The Orchestral Music of Jonathan Dove.
Timothy Redmond studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester University and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He furthered his studies in masterclasses with George Hurst, Ilya Musin, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Pierre Boulez and as an assistant to Elgar Howarth, Valery Gergiev and Sir Colin Davis.
“Much of the musical success must lie with conductor Timothy Redmond, who led the [St Louis Symphony] Orchestra with great conviction, rhythmic precision, and rhapsodic sweep.” – Opera Today